Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! launching internationally
A new Pokémon movie is headed to theaters, this time celebrating Ash Ketchum's past. Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! launches worldwide in early November.
The movie is a 20th anniversary reboot of the original anime series, paying homage to Pokémon: Indigo League while also introducing new characters and events. The Pokémon Company and Fathom Events are hosting the movie in theaters across the globe, with two dubbed screenings playing: one on Nov. 5 at 12:55pm local time, and another at 7pm local time on Nov. 6. An official trailer for the English dub has since been posted online.
I Choose You! also lands with a variety of goodies for viewers. All ticket purchasers receive a unique trading card and a QR code for Ash Ketchum's Pikachu, and moviegoers can unlock a special event for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, which both launch later this year on Nov. 17.
There's also a promotional giveaway for Pokémon fans that pass on I Choose You! Starting Sept. 19, Sun and Moon players can unlock one of six versions of Ash's Pikachu for their character by inputting a code from the official Pokémon website. Picking one up is limited to a select number of days, and fans can only grab one Pikachu. The schedule for Ash's Pikachu is listed below:
- Sept. 19 to 25 — Ash’s Original Cap Pikachu
- Sept. 26 to Oct. 2 — Ash’s Hoenn Cap Pikachu
- Oct. 3 to 9 — Ash’s Sinnoh Cap Pikachu
- Oct. 10 to 16 — Ash’s Unova Cap Pikachu
- Oct. 17 to 23 — Ash’s Kalos Cap Pikachu
- Oct. 24 to 30 — Ash’s Alola Cap Pikachu
Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! previously launched in Japan on July 15, 2017. For the movie's international screening, interested fans can pre-order a ticket at a nearby movie theater on the Fathom Events website.